Closing the Boyfriend Loophole

The gun lobby and their allies in Congress have routinely opposed both state and federal legislation to extend firearm prohibitions to abusive dating partners.

“He Said, She Said”

Survivors of sexual violence face a kind of discrimination that has, until now, gone unnoticed.

When Fashion Makes a Statement

Denim Day is tomorrow!

Protecting Women Starts at Home—Not in Public Bathrooms

More than 40 women and children were shot, beaten, strangled, stabbed or run over by a husband, boyfriend, fiancé, father or stepfather during the year that North Carolina legislators began “protecting” women and children from transgender people in bathrooms.

The Unfortunate Familiarity of Marines United: Masculinity, Digital Sex Talk and the Military

The Marines United scandal shows how ideals of heterosexuality and manliness in military culture converge—and reflect an environment where women are not treated as equals.

Alt-Right Commentator Laughs About Rape, Disability, Cancer at Campus Appearance

The complex lives of women are no laughing matter, and neither is their suffering.

A Different Kind of Terror

The latest San Bernardino shooting was an act of terror—one of a far more common and deadly kind of terrorism altogether.

Did 14,000 Women Die from Domestic Violence in Russia Last Year?

We’ve read about Vladimir Putin’s rising authoritarianism. It’s time to read more about violence against women—and how that oppression correlates with national insecurity, terrorism and stunted economic growth.

Giving Voice to Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Sexual Violence

As a trans survivor of sexual and emotional abuse, Lexie Bean has spent a lot of time trying to make sense of their own body.

Sexual Violence Shouldn’t Be a Risk of Being a Humanitarian

86 percent of humanitarian aid workers report knowing a colleague who has experienced sexual violence in the course of their work.

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